African Journal of
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0816
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPP
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 2156

Table of Content: 15 January, 2012; 6(2)

January 2012

Loss of menstruation associated with furazolidone: A case report and review of literature

A 48-year-old Chinese female is described, whose menstruation disappeared after taking furazolidone for 3 years and we review complications associated with furazolidone. It is suggested that clinicians should be aware of various complications unexpectedly associated with furazolidone.   Key words: Furazolidone, complications, menstruation.

Author(s): Y. XiaoMing, F. JianQiao, Z. FangFang, S. XiaoMei and L. Yi

January 2012

Study on various types of infections related to balanitis in circumcised or uncircumcised male and its causes, symptoms and management

Balanitis generally affects uncircumcised males characterized by the glans and foreskin becoming red and inflamed. In circumcised men, who lack a foreskin, these symptoms only affect the tip of the penis. The condition often occurs due to the fungus Candida albicans, the same organism that causes vaginal yeast infections in women. The objective of the study is to give a study on various types of infections related...

Author(s): Kingston Rajiah, Sajesh K. Veettil, Suresh Kumar and Elizabeth M. Mathew

January 2012

Oral administration of Qing-Shu-Yi-Qi-Tang reduce lung cancer-induced cachexia in mice

This study is to investigate anti-inflammatory and anti-cachectic effect of Qing-Shu-Yi-Qi-Tang (QSYQT) in RAW 264.7 cells and Lewis lung cancer cells bearing mice. We examined the effect of QSYQT on LPS-induced inflammatory activity in a murine macrophage cell line, Raw 264.7. We evaluated cachectic parameters, such as weight loss, food intake and tumor size in tumor-bearing and non-tumor-bearing mice treated with...

Author(s): Yen-Jung Chou, Cheng-Yi Kuo, Pei-Yi Chen, Lih-Lian Chen, Kun-Yun Yeh, Hsien-Shen Kuo and Chin-Hsien Chang,

January 2012

Therapeutic value of multivitamin: Reducing emerging symptoms of menopausal women helping as a child care giver in Nigeria

Menopause is becoming an increasingly important aspect of women’s health. This aim of this study was to determine the socio-demographic characters of menopausal women and the therapeutic value of multivitamin in reducing emerging symptoms. This is an intervention study of menopausal women aged 40 years and above who are helping as a child care giver in Ilorin metropolis. Information on their socio-demographic...

Author(s): M. J. Saka, A. O Saka, A. A. G. Jimoh and I. S. Abdulraheem

January 2012

Validated high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for the determination of sumatriptan in rabbit plasma: Application to pharmacokinetic study

A new, sensitive and specific isocratic reverse phase-high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method with fluorescence detection was developed and validated for the determination of sumatriptan in rabbit plasma using sulpiride as an internal standard (IS). Sumatriptan was extracted from plasma by a liquid-liquid extraction with a mixture of tert-butyl methyl ether, dichloromethane and ethyl acetate (2:2:3,...

Author(s): Ravi Sheshala, Nurzalina Khan and Yusrida Darwis

January 2012

Frequency of isolated antibiotic resistant bacterial strains from nursing staff (Azzahra Hospital, Iran)

Nursing staff have important roles to play in nosocomial infections. Antibiotic resistance is the ability of a microorganism to withstand the effects of an antibiotic; it evolves naturally via natural selection through random mutation, but it could also be engineered. The purpose of this study was to survey the relative frequency of antibiotic resistant strains in isolated bacteria...

Author(s): Shila Jalalpour and Abdol Ghaffar Ebadi

January 2012

Role of nano structure of crystalline layer and beta lactamase nano enzyme in antibiotics resistant bacteria

Crystalline layer is the outermost protein in bacteria and archiae, and it inhibits antibiotics introduction due to increase of pathogenicity in bacteria. According to the role of health care workers and hospital surfaces in nosocomial infections, contamination of this source withBacillus cereus strains produce crystalline layer and beta lactamase as a result of the spread of antibiotic resistance of nosocomial...

Author(s): Shila Jalalpour and Abdol Ghaffar Ebadi

January 2012

Cannabinoid receptor 2 gene polymorphism was associated with bone mineral density and t-score in Chinese postmenopausal women

The objective of the study is to investigate the association of rs2229579 polymorphism of cannabinoid receptor 2 gene (CNR2) with bone mineral density (BMD) in Chinese Han postmenopausal women. 490 Chinese Han postmenopausal women were randomly recruited and their BMD were measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) at total body, lumbar spine (L2-L4), femoral neck and trochanter. Genotypes for the CNR2...

Author(s): Xilian Hu, Haibao Xie, Quanshen Yang, Yazhen Wang, Gengxiang Mao, Weihong Xu, Yuandong Lv, Xiaolin Wen, Pinghua Tao, Bing Lin, Guofu Wang, and Jing Yan,